I was born in 1943. I got interested in ham radio in 1960. After some mounts of learning
and examination I got my licence in 1961. My first callsign was DM3ZDA at the clubstation.
Later I got my individual licence DM2BJA in 1966 and Y22JA in 1980.
In 1993 once again my callsign was changed to DL9GMM due to the reunion of Germany.
I quickly found out that I like CW much more than SSB or digital modes and became a 99.9 % CW-OP.
After my study telecommunication from 1965 to 1968 I had be worked as service engineer
to repair radio stations and other electronics on fishing and merchant ships over 20 years.
Later when I had good luck to get a job as electrician on board at container vessels I cross
the oceans. I was there QRV with my small IC-706 and longwire antenna.
Sometimes I had a job abroad and worked in my free time ham radio.
My activities abroad :
1994 DL9GMM /5N0 QTH Lagos / Nigeria
1998 OA4 / DL9GMM QTH Callao / Peru
2002 EA8 / DL9GMM/m QTH Las Palmas / Canary Isl
2006 ZS / DL9GMM QTH Durban / S. Africa
My Antennas at home
SW - Groundplane basic antenna for 30m / 20m / 15m / 10m add for 17m and 12m
Dipole rotary basic antenna for 20m / 15m / 10m add by wire dipole for 30m / 17m and 12m
FD4 Antenna for 80m to 10m
VHF 10 elements long yagi
VHF 3ele yagi for city talk
UHF 16 elements long yagi
Transceiver ICOM IC-756 abt 100W and Ant Tuner MFJ-949E
IC-706MK2G abt 100W with Tuner MFJ-945E for portable activities
Standard C5608D for 2m and 70cm abt 40W
FT-290R for 2m city talk abt 5W
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